Recipes


Tuna Meatball Pita

Ahi tuna meatballs, marinated vegetable relish, cumin yogurt, and romaine wrapped in a soft fluffy pita. Lemon and oregano spiced tuna meatball pita with fresh and pickled vegetable relish and a creamy yogurt sauce. To make this dish, you need to start with the freshest tuna you can find. Pick fish with bright red flesh […]

Korean Glazed Swordfish

Gochujang glazed swordfish fillets with kimchi fried rice. Sweet-spicy ginger, gochujang glazed swordfish with kimchi-cabbage and vegetable fried rice. I don’t usually make a lot of spicy dishes, but my love for kimchi took over on this one. The fish and the rice in this dish both have spice. Some of which get balanced out […]

Sausage and Kale Stuffed Pasta

Chicken sausage, kale, and ricotta stuffed jumbo shells, baked in a sweet potato cream sauce. Italian chicken sausage mixed with wilted kale, ricotta, and pecorino stuffed in large pasta shells, tucked into a creamy sweet potato sauce and baked. The title of this recipe is stuffed pasta instead of stuffed shells because any filled pasta […]

Corned Beef Pasties

Shredded corned beef and pickled cabbage tucked into a rye butter crust with horseradish mustard sauce. Salty corned beef and punchy pickled cabbage baked in a dark rye crust and served with a creamy grain-mustard dipping sauce. The dough for this recipe is a simple pie dough made with dark rye flour and all-purpose flour. […]

Irish Coffee Cake

Chocolate Guinness cake, with Jameson ganache, and Bailey’s buttercream. Rich chocolate cake infused with Guinness and espresso powder, soaked with Jameson, and layered with Jameson ganache and Bailey’s buttercream frosting, it’s boozy and delicious! This recipe requires three different alcoholic beverages, which can be expensive, especially if you only buy them to make this cake. […]

Thai-Style Green Bean Slaw

Red cabbage and green bean slaw with a Thai peanut coconut dressing. This salad has crisp veggies, sprouts, fresh herbs, and crunchy peanuts mixed with a Thai-style dressing flavored with ground peanuts, lemongrass, lime juice, and coconut milk. In the recipe instructions below, the red cabbage gets soaked in cold water for 5-10 minutes. This […]

Star Fruit Margaritas

Fresh star fruit juice mixed with lime and tequila, served over ice and garnished with a sweet-salty lime rim. Star fruits have a sweet, punchy floral flavor that makes them a perfect addition to fresh-squeezed margaritas! Star fruit is a species of tropical fruit tree grown in this region. The fruit has a thin edible […]

Blackened Ahi Tostada

Blackened ahi tuna, avocado corn salsa, cabbage, and smoky crema on a crisp corn tortilla. This is a light, tasty meal with lots of fresh ingredients, including some beautiful ahi tuna that I got from a local fisherman. I realize that you may not have access to ahi straight out of the ocean, but that […]

Gingerbread Bundt Cake

Pumpkin cream cheese-filled gingerbread bundt cake. This recipe is a molasses-y spiced cake wrapped around a slightly sweet pumpkin filling. This cake is fairly simple to make and has a generous amount of filling. But like any bundt cake, the challenge lies with getting it cleanly out of the pan. To aid this, I use […]

Cider Brined Cornish Game Hens with Apple Sausage Stuffing

Bourbon and apple cider brined Cornish game hens with apple, sage, and sausage stuffing. The sweet-savory flavors of the bourbon and apple cider really come through in these brined hens. Add to that the sweet-salty sausage apple stuffing you have a tasty fall meal for two. The recipes below can be prepped and assembled a […]

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